Wellness: A key factor to spine or back pain conditions is staying healthy. Overall wellness involves a balanced diet, appropriate exercise, physical activity, restful sleep, and a healthy lifestyle. The term has been applied in many ways. But overall the definition is as follows. It is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential. It is multidimensional, bringing together lifestyle both mental/spiritual and the environment in which one lives. It is positive and affirms that which we do is in fact correct. It is an active process where people become aware and make choices towards a more successful lifestyle. This includes how a person contributes to their environment/community. They aim to build healthier living spaces and social networks. It helps in creating a person’s belief systems, values, and a positive world perspective. Along with this comes the benefits of regular exercise, a healthy diet, as well as personal self-care and knowing when to seek medical attention. Through our collection of articles, Dr. Alex Jimenez discusses how a healthy diet and lifestyle can help promote wellness in people with low back pain and sciatica.